Google set to move to new King’s Cross HQ in 2016


Google is to move its headquarters to new office space in London, set to be created at the wasteland behind King’s Cross station as part of a major redevelopment project, according to an article published by the Evening Standard.

The search engine giant is currently in the process of preparing a planning application, having already secured the involvement of architect, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and developer, Argent.

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris has been tasked with designing five buildings – located on the south-east corner of the land – that will provide 725,000 sq ft of office space.

Google will make the move to the proposed building when the lease at its current base – at 123 Buckingham Palace Road – ends in 2016.├é┬áRather than buying the offices, Google will take on the lease instead.

Camden Council, Central St Martins and BNP Paribas are also involved in the redevelopment scheme on the 67-acre site.

The wasteland at King’s Cross is also expected to feature in excess of 700 flats, as well as new retail space and restaurants.

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